• And, lastly ... once this Super Bowl is over, we can congratulate the NFL for finally catching up with baseball, by having had nine different teams win a championship since 2001. Woo-hoo.
But wait a minute. That won't change the fact that, after this game, either 19 (if Seattle wins) or 20 (if Denver wins) of the 32 NFL franchises (that's 59.4 percent) have won NONE of the past 25 Super Bowls.
But over in baseball, where The Same Teams Win Every Year, more than half the franchises in the sport (16 of 30) have won at least one World Series in the past 25 years. Imagine that.
And 24 of the 30 teams have played in one of those World Series. Imagine that.
And 28 of the 30 teams have made the postseason just since 2001. Imagine that.
But don't let that dissuade you. It's the NFL that has cornered the market on parity, while in baseball The Same Teams Win Every Year.
Except for the fact that they don't.